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Brad Gustafson

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Brad Gustafson Bio

Dr. Brad Gustafson is a school leader who understands the importance of collaboration, culture, and learner empowerment. He earned his doctorate from Bethel University where his research focused on professional development and innovative learning.

Brad is an award-winning principal, avid reader, speaker, and best-selling author. He's also serving as a National Advisor with Future Ready Schools and a School Improvement Advisor with Scholastic. Brad was recognized as a "20 to Watch" by the National School Boards Association and he was Minnesota's Principal of the Year in 2016. He received the Digital Innovation in Learning Award from EdSurge and Digital Promise and his school was recognized with a Local Government Innovation Award by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. He co-hosts the "UnearthED" podcast on the Bam Radio Network.

Brad's is the author of Renegade Leadership: Creating Innovative Schools for Digital-Age Learners and his newest book, Reclaiming Our Calling, is a genre-busting book that's helping educators hold on to the things that matter most in this profession.